|제목||Maternal Healing: Toni Morrison’s A Mercy|
Toni Morrisons A Mercy focuses the era in which the foundations of racial slavery were just being laid, in the late 17th century. Females need the protection of men and experience difficulties in being independent in those days. Most of the main characters in A Mercy are orphans. They were abandoned by their parents for one reason or another. Because of this traumatic memory, they want to have attachments to compensate their experiences of loss in their childhood. Whatever those attachments are, they are fascinated by the current situation and overcompensation leads them to fail to fulfill their wishes and experience another loss. Even though many things have happened to their lives; losing a husband, children, and lovers, they were not sure what those meant at that time. However, the female characters eventually realize that the true mercy comes by remembering motherhood. Motherhood motivates them to have power and to stand up once again. Finally they can face to the threat of men and the world.